Students, parents get a glimpse of Mangalore varsity offerings

The two-day open house organised by Mangalore University, on Friday, provided an opportunity for students and parents to gather information about the wide variety of courses and facilities available to the students at the university campus at Mangalagangothri.

In fact, Mangalore University had organised the event for the first time to attract graduate students who are likely to take up their higher studies at the university campus or at the colleges. All 24 departments in the university offering 37 PG courses had prepared themselves to furnish details of the courses and department with flexes, charts and project models.  The students were also given opportunity to visit departments of their choices, to have first hand information about library and information systems, hostel accommodation, advanced science research facilities. Besides, the University had also kept open the art and culture museums, sports facilities, to encourage the students and parents to visit.

Padma and her son Kaushik had come all the way from Bengaluru to look into facilities available in Mangalore University. Padma said “she was very particular of her son pursuing his higher education in Mangalore University as it is known for its quality. At the same time, there is no mess here unlike Bangalore University where the government is planning to bifurcate the campuses. My son wants to pursue his studies in physics.”

For Haritha from Kasargod, open house provided an opportunity for the students to interact with the teachers and know of the opportunities available after pursuing PG course. “I want to do MA in English. The open house provided me an opportunity to know the campus well in advance. If I get a seat, I can come to the campus with confidence.”
“Open house provided an opportunity for the students to know about of the plethora of courses offered in the university for a science stream students. At the same time, we could access the results through wi-fi ,” said Pavan Kumar Shetty and Ramyasri.

The laboratories in physics and chemistry are very good. It will help us to take up research activities in the future, said Ramyasri.

Initially, Badruddin and Mohammed Iqbal were disappointed as they could not access the results through wi-fi facility. However, they were happy when they were informed that they can access their results at the cyber centre or library.

Each department had displayed their achievements in the field of research, alumnis of the department who have excelled in their field, opportunities available after pursuing their courses, publications in each department, unique facilities available in the department and so on.

The constituent colleges of Mangalore University, Chikkaluvara PG centre had also set up stalls to furnish details on the courses offered at the constituent colleges and PG centre.

Field Marshal KM Cariappa College English Coordinator Nayana said “the stalls set up at the university will provide an opportunity for the students to know about the courses offered in constituent colleges of Mangalore University. In case if the seats are filled in Mangalore University, they can get seats in the constituent colleges as well.”
 FMKCC will start MBA (tourism) during this academic year, while University College, Mangaluru will offer MA in Sanskrit, Hindi and Evening college with BCom and BA.

Speaking after inaugurating the open house, Minister for Health and Family Welfare
U T Khader said that the proposal for upgrading the PHC at the campus will be looked into.

Mangalore University Vice- Chancellor Prof K Byrappa said that the results of the BBM, BCom, BSc, BCA, and BSW courses have been made available through wi-fi facility in the university campus during the two-day event.
The web portal of the university has been launched on trial basis with added features. Kiosks has been set up at library, science block and administrative building to know details on the university. 

Non availability
A few students who had approached the department of Materials Science, Industrial Chemistry, Bio chemistry, MBA tourism were disappointed as brochures were not available till afternoon.

The staff in the respective departments furnished details of the courses to the students. The officials at the university said that brochures were available later in the afternoon.

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